Sunday, December 06, 2009

93 the ring (verbinski, 2002)

This may be my least defensible pick in my entire list, but I think it's entirely worthy. While Pellington (Mothman Prophecies, Arlington Road, haven't seen the new one) uses dark colors and precise tempos to generate mood and shock effects, Verbinski (best known for the financial behemoth, underrated artistically, Pirates of the Caribbean) uses slate grays, lots of water, and a cascade of evocative images that recalls Nathaniel Dorsky's Triste.

Also worth seeing: The Weather Man (2005), Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006), and The Mexican (2001).

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